Going back to when you first started with your organization to now, what has been your proudest personal accomplishment?
Being able to bring the ACIM program nationwide and saving lives that might now have had a chance if it were not for ACIM Alert Program.
What do you enjoy the most about your work?
The diversity of the everyday tasks that have to be done in order to keep moving forward.
Do you have a mentor; someone who has been there to guide you or consult with you when you needed their input?
My husband has been a terrific help to me both at home and on the road. Several law enforcement officers have been very helpful along the way.
You are out in the public arena quite often; who is the most interesting person you have ever met?
The most interesting person I have met… Senator John Mitchell…David Rush, inventor of the camera that went to the moon, plus other inventions.
What program with your organization do you get the most excited about?
When we are saving a life … the searches we perform for law enforcement.
How did you determine which charitable organizations you would support?
I still help a lot of local charities, we must help others and they help you. Boys and Girls Club, Women In Distress and others
Is there a charitable event(s) you really look forward to attending each year?
Winterfest Ball… great event. Besides ACIM’s Tour d’Vine
How have things changed for you through the years?
Greater focus on immediate needs and the big picture of success.
What is your greatest strength(s) that makes you such an asset to your organization?
Leadership…See the big picture and planning for the growth.
What is your greatest challenge at this time?
Funding is vital and when you are a national organization funding becomes even a bigger factor.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Healthy, friends that really care and enjoying each day no matter what happens.
What is the most important thing you have learned through the years?
Stay focused. Be careful who you take advice from and always cover your back.
How do you relax?
A good book, a long walk…cooking
Do you have a favorite vacation spot?
A Cruise Ship going anywhere.
What do you wish you could have a never-ending supply of?
Being healthy and friends.
If you found a treasure chest – and you could keep it, what would you want to be in it?
How can we reach out to other people in the world?
Communicate… not enough of it.
What can make you laugh?
People and the dumb things they do.
What can make you cry?
A child that was killed.
Are you where you hoped you would be at this point in your life?
Never knew I would get this far.
What do you still hope to accomplish?
Travel more for pleasure. Go into foreign countries with ACIM.
Is there a fond childhood memory you can share with us?
The street club… we all belonged and did silly things together like dig a swimming pool in the garage…We busted a water pipe and flooded the garage. I got caught by my grandmother….
When you were a little girl, what did you say you wanted to be when you grew up?
What is your vision and hope for the future?
Continue with A Child Is Missing and be healthy.
What do you think is the biggest problem we are facing in this country today?
WAR, Lack of leadership at the top. Those in power not listening to what the people want and need.
How do you want to be remembered by future generations?
She got it done in spite of all adversity.
What do your want your epitaph to read?
She always said it like it is.
Do you have a motto, or some words of wisdom, that has guided you through your life?
Trust no one… always check up
What word best describes your life right now?
What is something your parents taught you that you will never forget?
Be honest, believe in God, the Golden Rule.
If you were to write an autobiography, what would the title of it be?
Queenie Cappuccino takes a Break…
What is your idea of a perfect vacation?
Unpack once and enjoy the vacation.
What’s been the key to the success and growth of A Child Is Missing----------?
Stay focused and preserver.
How does one hold on to their true self in the corporate world and still become successful?
Do what is right.
How do you stay so motivated and committed?
Believe in what you are doing and let no one get in your way.
When does someone know when it’s time to move on?
When what you are doing to earn a living is not fun any more.
What is your favorite sport?
Do you feel women have made progress in their quest to be treated fairly and equally in the workplace?
YES, as long as they stand up for themselves.
How does the “seasoned” woman compete in a marketplace that is focused on looking and being young?
Are there any future trends you see in the marketplace for ACIM -------?
You are evidently a very capable and talented woman/man, what other talent do you wish you had been born with?
What’s the best movie you have ever seen?
What three things are always in your refrigerator?
Orange Juice, cheese and catsup.
What is your most treasured possession?
A gift my mother gave me.
What is your favorite store for clothes shopping?
What is your favorite restaurant?
Grill Room on Las Olas
What will we find you doing on a Saturday night?
Staying home when possible.
What is your favorite room in your house?
Bedroom and Kitchen
If your house was up for sale, and a potential buyer did a walk through, what would your home say about you?
You sure have a lot of stuff…
What is your pet peeve?
Condo gate guards.
What is your greatest strength?
Wanting to get a task done if someone says NO to me.
What is your greatest weakness?
What are you most disciplined about?
If there were a movie being made about your life, what actor/actress would best play you?
Someone with a real sense of humor…Meg Ryan, Sally Field,
What is a moment you will never forget?
My wedding to George Olsen… funny and wonderful…
What is something you have learned from a pet?
Love and compassion
What is your favorite snack?
What is your favorite Ice Cream flavor?
Chocolate Cherry Chunk
What is your biggest fear?
What do you like the most about yourself?
I can stick to a task till it is finished.
What’s in the future for -----?
COMMUNITY AWARDS - Women In Distress – Continued Support to Women In Distress 25 years – 1999; Girl Scouts – World Of Excellence Award – 1999; Emerald Society – Honorary Irish Person of the Year – 2000; J Edgar Hoover Humanitarian Award – presented by the Nat’l Assn of Police Chiefs – 2000; Broward Centers, Unique Lives & Experiences, Real Women-Real Lives Spotlight Award – 2001; Florida Missing Children’s Information Clearning House – Citizen of the Year nominee - 2001- Board; Kiwanian of the Year – 2000; Women in Communication – 2002 Communications Technology and Internet; March of Dimes Women of Distinction – 2003; Broward County Sheriff’s Office – Citizen of the Year –2004 Nominated by the Criminal Investigation Division; Voices of the Community – Woman of the Year Award Presented by the Charming Shops on the Montel Williams Show - 2005 Nationwide; Chamber of Commerce Fort Lauderdale – Woman’s Circle of Excellence Award – Non profit services – 2005; Hispanic Women of Distinction – Charity Awards – 2006; First Ladies of Broward -2006- Non profit – 2006; Business Journal – Best Non Profit organization under $1 Million dollars - 2006